About Plaid Oak

Life is plaid.

Varied and Interwoven.  Patterned and Orderly.  Inspiring and Enduring. 

Plaid Oak Outfitters is a reflection of how one person views

the varied threads of this interwoven fabric called life.


Graphic Designer | Product Designer

I love designing things and making things pretty… or weird. But weird in a pretty way.

If I don’t have some sort of creative outlet, I feel like I’m slowly dying. Seriously.

I have always loved illustration, and being artistically creative in some way– even as a very small child. My beginnings stemmed from drawing Snoopy and branched out from there.

I enjoy everything from painting murals, painting pottery, painting designs on furniture, to drawing, to printmaking, to website and graphic design and more.

I’ll be adding new designs consistently, so be sure to wander back often!


Latest Blog Posts

Social Distortion

Social Distortion

Sorry to disappoint, but this post isn't about the band, but there are some serious distortions and twistings of the truth going on in many social platforms. Since my last post about the distortion of social media, and leaving Facebook and Instagram, I have discovered...

Exodus & Introduction

Exodus & Introduction

This blog, though it has been very neglected, is about to come alive again as I meander through this strange year we call 2020. Hindsight? Maybe.Probably.As a sort of an introduction in how I started Plaid Oak Outfitters, or at least the art and design portion of the...



Oakie the Bear is the new Plaid Oak mascot! 🐻 Welcome to his world! Although, sometimes he just likes to have a few close friends over to enjoy some good food, and good conversation along with a warm drink. But, regardless of what each day holds, he is...

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”
―Frank Lloyd Wright
“Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
―Albert Einstein
“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
―Robert Louis Stevenson
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
―Jimmy Carter